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WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) released the following statement after it was ...
‘Parietal Guidance’ premieres at 2014 Chicago International Film Festival CHICAGO, IL – The Illinois Film ...
AARP Site Helps 50-Plus Stay Connected, Competitive, Current WASHINGTON, DC-Work is the new retirement. While many ...
SPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois State Rep. Elgie Sims, D-Chicago, is fighting to give Cook County ...
WASHINGTON, DC - AARP Senior Vice President Joyce Rogers released this statement in ...
SPRINGFIELD, IL - The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) continues to work with local ...
BMe Community, is a 3,000+ community of inspired black men leading positive change ...
    Report Details the Cost of Inaction   As the health care debate in Washington resumes this ...
Nationwide (BlackNews.com) -- According to statistics, not only are black women least likely to get ...
The Exoneration Project at the University of Chicago learned that James Kluppelberg -- wrongfully imprisoned ...

Stimulate the Mind: Read A Good Book

Chicago, IL - This is the ideal time to stock up on books by Author & Publisher Juanita Bratcher. Bratcher has been an Award-Winning Journalist and Publisher for 41 years. These books also make great gifts for any occasions. All books ...
Stimulate the Mind: Read A Good Book

Team PETAL et al Creates Two Video Games During Global Game Jam’s Annual Event in North Carolina

Team PETAL et al. completed another Global Game Jam successfully during this year’s annual event in North Carolina PETAL et al’s team jammed the weekend (January 20 - 22, 2017) at the UNC Chapel Hill site in North Carolina. The team ...
Team PETAL et al Creates Two Video Games During Global Game Jam’s Annual Event in North Carolina

PETAL et al. and CopyLine Magazine Executives Inspire Percy Julian Students on Career Goals During Junior Achievement Event

[caption id="attachment_93265" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pictured above: Juanita Bratcher, Editor & Publisher, Copyline Magazine and Ashley L. Thompson, Operations Manager, Junior Achievement of Chicago[/caption] PETAL et al., in collaboration with CopyLine Magazine, was a guest presenter for Junior Achievement at Percy L. ...
PETAL et al. and CopyLine Magazine Executives Inspire Percy Julian Students on Career Goals During Junior Achievement Event

Real Men Cook’s 2016 Father’s Day Celebration Expands to 27 to Forward Mission

Real Men Cook  -- Chicago's premiere urban Father's Day charity event - will depart from past years' formats by holding the much-anticipated event at 27 venues citywide/suburbanwide. These individual celebrations will be hosted by agencies and entities committed to the ...
Real Men Cook’s 2016 Father’s Day Celebration Expands to 27 to Forward Mission

National Urban League Calls on the House to Reject the Financial Choice Act

  Bill Seeks to Undo Key Dodd-Frank Reforms and Weaken Protections for Consumers   WASHINGTON, DC  – National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial publicly released a letter sent to the entire U.S. House of Representatives this morning calling on them ...
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Team of Chicago Journalists Sue Police for Withholding Gun Violence ‘Heat List’ Algorithm

From: Invisible Institute   Chicago Sun-Times, Jamie Kalven and other reporters join new Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against CPD   CHICAGO, IL - Journalists across the city have filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department for refusing to ...
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Nicholas David Steps in for Devon Allman at 21st Blues on the Fox Festival, Saturday, June 17 at Aurora’s Riveredge Park

  Nicholas David will play the 21st Annual Blues on the Fox Festival on Saturday, June 17 at 3 p.m. AURORA, IL - RiverEdge Park announced today a change to its line-up for next weekend's 21st Annual Blues on the Fox Festival. Devon ...
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Attorney General Madigan Urges Education Secretary Devos to Stop Delaying Student Loan Forgiveness

CHICAGO, IL – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced she is leading a coalition of attorneys general and other state officials demanding that the U.S. Department of Education stop delaying its program to cancel federal student loans for thousands of ...
8 June 2017 I Read the full story
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NAACP “Deeply Disappointed” On U.S. Withdrawal From The Paris Agreement on Climate Change

June - 2 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

Baltimore, Md. – The NAACP says it is deeply disappointed by President Donald J. Trump announcement that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Agreement of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. NAACP’s Statement: “Despite this disastrous step backwards for our nation, the NAACP resolves to not only do its part to […]

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Attorney General Madigan Reaches Settlement With Fraudulent Charitable Telemarketers

June - 2 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

CHICAGO, IL — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced a settlement with Safety Publications Inc., a professional fundraiser and for-profit telemarketer, and its owners over allegations that the company violated the charitable Solicitation Act and prior consent decrees with Madigan’s office. The Solicitation Act dictates the laws governing charitable solicitations and fundraising activities in Illinois. […]

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Death Toll on Suburban Roads Nearly 3 Times More Than in the City in 2015

June - 2 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

The culprit is more people driving on roads that are designed for speed rather than safety CHICAGO, IL — Suburban traffic fatalities in 2015 outnumbered those in Chicago nearly 3 to 1, according to a new report from the Active Transportation Alliance. “Many people are shocked to learn that our suburban communities have a far […]

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Senator Raoul Passes Measure Creating Elected School Board in Chicago

June - 2 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

SPRINGFIELD, IL —  Illinois State Senator Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago 13th) secured passage in the Senate of a measure allowing for the election of the Chicago Board of Education starting in 2023. Before this legislation, the Chicago Public School district was the only school district in the state without an elected school board. “It’s important that […]

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Ben Jealous, Former NAACP President, Confirms Run for Maryland Governorship

May - 31 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

Former NAACP President, Black Press Executive Believes  His Civil Rights Record Will Inspire Voters   By Hazel Trice Edney   (TriceEdneyWire.com) – Former NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous, also former Black press executive, is now launching a political career. Perhaps recently best known as a surrogate for Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, Jealous confirmed […]

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Fake E-mails Could Cost You Thousands

May - 31 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

By Christina Tusan Attorney, Western Region, FTC Think you got an email from a business you know? Scammers sometimes use emails that look legit to trick you into sending money to them. The email might say it’s from a real estate professional you’re working with, telling you there’s a last-minute change and you should now […]

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AARP Urges Senate to Start From Scratch on Health Care Bill, Begins Notifying Millions of Members How House Reps Voted

May - 31 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

Letter to Senate Warns Against Age Tax, Taking Away Pre-existing Condition Protections, Massive Health Care Cost Increases  WASHINGTON, DC – AARP sent a letter to every member of the U.S. Senate urging them to start from scratch on the health care legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives last week. The letter comes as […]

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Chicago Schools are Expelling 3-Year-Olds. It Needs to Stop

May - 31 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

OP-ED: By State Rep. Juliana Stratton Three-year olds are getting expelled from preschool. Let that thought sink in for a minute. Research suggests that the expulsion of toddlers and preschoolers from early care and education settings is occurring at alarmingly high rates. While it may seem counterintuitive, a nationwide study in 2005 indicated that Illinois […]

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New White House Commission on “Election Integrity” Is Simply a Cover for Voter Suppression and Discrimination

May - 31 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

WASHINGTON, DC  – National Urban League President and CEO, Marc H. Morial, issued the following statement on President Trump’s executive order creating a Commission on Election Integrity: “President Trump’s executive order to create a Commission on Election Integrity to investigate the non-issue of voter fraud is very troubling.  Despite impartial campaign experts and congressional leaders […]

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At Issue: Defining How Police Use Force

May - 31 - 2017 Reporter: Admin Respond

Vol. 2, Issue 43: Chicago’s Criminal Justice Playbook Invisible Institute: The View From The Ground By Curtis Black   A new use-of-force policy announced by Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson last week – after months of public comment on two previous drafts ­– removed a requirement that officers use the least amount of force necessary […]

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Welcome to CopyLine Magazine! The first issue of CopyLine Magazine was published in November, 1990, by Editor & Publisher Juanita Bratcher. CopyLine’s main focus is on the political arena – to inform our readers and analyze many of the pressing issues of the day - controversial or otherwise. Our objectives are clear – to keep you abreast of political happenings and maneuvering in the political arena, by reporting and providing provocative commentaries on various issues. For more about CopyLine Magazine, CopyLine Blog, and CopyLine Television/Video, please visit juanitabratcher.com, copylinemagazine.com, and oneononetelevision.com. Bratcher has been a News/Reporter, Author, Publisher, and Journalist for 33 years. She is the author of six books, including “Harold: The Making of a Big City Mayor” (Harold Washington), Chicago’s first African-American mayor; and “Beyond the Boardroom: Empowering a New Generation of Leaders,” about John Herman Stroger, Jr., the first African-American elected President of the Cook County Board. Bratcher is also a Poet/Songwriter, with 17 records – produced by HillTop Records of Hollywood, California. Juanita Bratcher Publisher

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